Santa Monica: Brilliantshine Opens Today

¬† Julian Cox and Josh Goldman open their new bar and restaurant¬†Brilliantshine today in Santa Monica. Taking over the old Renee’s Courtyard space, the Soigne team brings more craft cocktails to the Westside.… Continue reading

East Hollywood: Filipino Food at LA Rose

¬† Currently there’s a raging debating why isn’t Filipino food more popular in America. Over at L.A. Rose Cafe, owner Lemuel Balagot started the discussion over 30 years ago when he opened the… Continue reading

Koreatown: KBBQ at Hae Jang Chong

    With our vibrant Koreatown, it can be sometimes challenging to find a favorite Korean BBQ place. I tend to bounce around, always looking for something new. When friends suggested Hae Jang… Continue reading

DTLA: Pistachio Grilled Cheese at Bar Mitzvah

Classified as a “sports bar,” Bar Mitzvah does have vintage sports uniforms, equipment and memorabilia on the walls but I would hardly call it a sports bar. The entrance is off 5th Street… Continue reading

SGV: Carbs Heaven at Ahgoo Kitchen

  I checked out Ahgoo’s Kitchen in El Monte recently. The restaurant is fairly small and it’s best to get there early. Three large parties squeezed in and they weren’t taking any more… Continue reading

Pasadena: Chirashi & Bento at Osawa

  Osawa Japanese Restaurant in Old Town Pasadena has been serving excellent fare for years. Known for shabu shabu, it’s also a great place to stop for a casual meal izakaya style. But… Continue reading

Lobster Roll at Santa Monica Seafood

  Santa Monica Seafood is a staple in the community. I’ve been a few times for lunch and it wasn’t too far from Chestnut Club. The restaurant sells fresh seafood and other deli… Continue reading

DTLA: Seafood Pasta at Terroni

    I finally made it back to Terroni for lunch recently. I felt like noodles one day but not my usual slurpy, soupy noodles. So I headed over to Terroni. Naturally, I… Continue reading

DTLA: The Fluffernutter at The Must Bar

  Hey, remember The Must? That fabulous wine bar in Downtown Los Angeles that was forced to close? Then we followed them to the Perch and tried to get stromboli? But it was… Continue reading

Santa Monica: The Chestnut Club is Now Open

  Santa Monica has a new hangout. The Chestnut Club recently opened with a cool cocktail list including a selection of gin and tonics. Following the Spanish gin y tonica craze, The Chestnut… Continue reading